Exhibits & Galleries | North Building
Explore our beautiful variety of habitats designed from the natural world.
Visit our North Building Map to help you navigate your visit, and take a peek at each of our habitats below. Please note: Some interactive exhibits contain magnets that may interfere with pacemakers, ICDs, and other implanted devices.
Wetlands & Watershed
Experience the diversity of life vital to regional wetlands and learn about the far-reaching importance of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
Explore habitats and wildlife from Africa and as far away as southeast Asia's "Ring of Fire" to see environments that once exited in prehistoric Virginia.
Cold Water Gallery
Get a closer look at the species that inhabit cold ocean waters and the waters just offshore.
Visit our own predators of the ocean and learn what other animals live in harmony with them.
Sea Turtle Exhibits
Sea turtles are some of the most endangered marine animals, and saving them is our mission! Come visit our resident ambassadors.
Stranding Response Exhibit
Learn about the important work of our nationally recognized Stranding Response Program.
Meet face-to-face with a range of species thriving in the Chesapeake Bay and along our local shores.
Harbor Seal Exhibit
Don't miss the Harbor Seal Exhibit located just outside our North Building entrance. You might even catch our handlers out working with them!